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    References to service in Afghanistan feel like an overreach

    Thank you for an excellent fact check of the third senatorial debate between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren (Page A11, Oct. 11). Brown’s proud military service in Afghanistan was clarified as only a two-week National Guard duty stay without combat. To listen to him you might have assumed he served in battle with the 26th Brigade.

    This is the kind of distortion Brown makes when he gives his reasons for voting against equal pay for women, against declining health care for women, and against the appointment of Elena Kagan, former dean of Harvard Law School, as being worthy of confirmation to the Supreme Court.

    Elinor White